Papaver orientale Description
This perennial poppy produces a clump of lance shaped foliage, followed by masses of short lived orange flowers in May to June. Ideally planted along side other herbaceous plants and grasses.
Papaver orientale - Cultivation Notes
Perennial poppy prefers a sheltered position in full sun, flourishing on any well drained, fertile garden soil including relatively chalky soils. After flowering cut back foliage to encourage a new flush of attractive leaves for late summer. Divide in autumn / spring every 3 -5 years and mulch occasionally in winter to feed.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Papaver orientale:
- Sun loving drought tolerant plant
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
Design & Plant Use for Papaver orientale:
- Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
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